BY ANDY ASEMOTA, Katsina
Most of Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges may have been self inflicted due to failure of some Nigerians to abide by their religious tenets, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, has said.
Alhaji Usman made this assertion yesterday while addressing the people of Katsina during Sallah Durbar held at Kangiwa Square in Katsina metropolis.
The royal father, who spoke in Hausa, said: “When we return to the path of God and walk by His dictates, many challenges facing us will fade away.”
The monarch, who charged Nigerians to love one another and act at all times with the fear of God, congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of Ramadan fast and urged them to use the lessons of the month long fast in their day to day activities.
He used the occasion to pray for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and for the nation to overcome its security and economic challenges.
The Emir enjoined the people of the state to complement the effort of government at improving their well-being by encouraging their children to acquire vocational skills and sound education to become useful members of the society.
Alhaji Usman also directed parents to always monitor the movement of their children and wards to prevent them from associating with bad eggs in the society.